Domestic and family violence against women began to be considered a crime after the approval of Law n. 11,340, on August 7, 2006, which was later known as the Maria da Penha Law. This law creates mechanisms to restrain and prevent aggression based on family/cohabitation, and has become an instrument of social transformation throughout its 11 years of existence.
Women who are victims of domestic and family violence are subjected to a cycle that repeats itself, in which 3 main phases of aggression can be identified: increased tension, act of violence, repentance, and caring behavior.
#ItsTimeToStop this cycle.
Information is a great ally to women when it comes to domestic and family violence: it is necessary to know the many forms of aggression and to promote access to the Maria da Penha Law on a large scale.
In addition to educational actions capable of fighting gender stereotypes and inequalities in the power relations between men and women, there are many instruments to assist and protect women in violent situations.